24 months
7680 CAD/year
7680 CAD/year
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Learn the skills to plan, launch and grow your fashion design business from acclaimed industry experts by taking this Designing for Fashion programme at Toronto Film School.


The diploma is geared towards the budding fashion designer seeking to develop their skills in the fashion business. Industry professionals who have designed for Joe Fresh, Hudson’s Bay, Canada Goose, Toronto Fashion Week, and more, will teach you about designing and making clothing for yourself, friends and ultimately the consumer. 

You will hone the skills needed to start your own fashion brand or enter the world of fashion as part of a design team. The program will take you from the basics of sketching your own designs to ultimately creating your own collection.


Study online without putting your life on hold. The Designing for Fashion programme at Toronto Film School is designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means you can learn at your own pace, at any time of the day. Through online learning tools and course software, you will interact with instructors and peers whenever and wherever best fits your lifestyle.

Career Directions

  • Become a Fashion Entrepreneur- in your own home, studio, or online
  • Design Street Wear
  • Start your own Bridal Business
  • Design Eco-Friendly Clothing
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Assistant Designer
  • Assistant Pattern Maker

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Patternmaking  
  • Digital Design 
  • Construction  
  • Trend Forecasting 
  • Collection-concept & Design  
  • Knitwear

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Toronto Film School and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We want to hear about your thoughts on the fashion industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words), explaining who is your favourite designer and why. We will be looking for your insights about the designer and your overall understanding about the fashion industry, including various elements of the designer’s work, as well as any magazine and/or online references that add substance to your perspective.
  • Please note, essays will not be returned.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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